The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved automatic employment in the Federal Civil Service for one graduate from each of the immediate families of the 10 slain members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Bauchi State in 2011.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday during inauguration of the National Governing Board of the NYSC.
The Minister said Buhari also approved scholarships to the four children of Mr. Adowei Elliot, killed during the election violence in Delta State.
Nyscinfo recalled that the ten NYSC members were killed in Bauchi state after the former President Goodluck Jonathan won 2011 presidential election.
The Minister said: “As a sign of the Federal Government’s unflinching commitment to the NYSC, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the automatic employment of 10 direct siblings of the deceased NYSC members, who lost their lives during the 2011 post-election violence in Bauchi State and also approved appropriate scholarships to the four children of Mr. Adowei Elliot.”
He called on the nominated board members to come up with initiatives that will make the National Youth Service Corps more impactful and increasingly endearing to all Nigerians.
Also the Minister endorsed the proposal by the NYSC Director-General for establishment of a National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund.
He called on all stakeholders to support actualisation of the Fund, saying the initiative will not only strengthen the NYSC but also serve as a sustaining source of providing start-up capital for the trained corps members to actualise their business plans and in turn employ more Nigerians.